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World Human Milk Donation Day

Today is World Human Milk Donation Day. Next week we also celebrate the anniversary of the launch of Wellington’s first Milk Bank – Pataka Miraka – in Wellington Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which was funded by our generous supporters. Pictured is Leah Baddeley, Milkbank Coordinator and Lactation Consultant with some of the donations. Donor… Read more »

Jammies in June Virtual Appeal

Sadly Wellington Children’s Hospital sees many children without a warm pair of pyjamas to wear. Gifts of warm winter pyjamas play an essential part in the care and treatment of children with all sorts of respiratory illnesses over winter.  They are not only given to children who are admitted to hospital, many of whom are… Read more »

Inspiring young philanthropist

We’d love you to meet seven year old Ellie who recently set herself the enormous challenge of climbing Makara peak 20 times to raise money for the children’s hospital.  Ellie told us, “We decided as a family to set a challenge and I like to challenge myself to hard things. It was tricky and hard but… Read more »

Sky New Zealand entertain sick kids

Grateful thanks to Sky New Zealand who have kindly agreed to sponsor the children’s television channels in the new regional children’s hospital – Te Wao Nui.  Spending time in hospital can be scary, challenging, and also boring as young bodies take time to heal.  Sky’s generous support will be a huge asset to the new… Read more »

Datacom help entertain sick kids

Grateful thanks to Datacom who are generously sponsoring the interactive entertainment screens in the new children’s hospital, as well as a sate of the art digital donor honours board. Visiting hospital can be frightening for young children, but with Datacom’s kind support children and their whānau will have access to state of the art interactive… Read more »

Sweet treat for hard working nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12th – on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Once again the sweet people at Whittaker’s Chocolate Lovers have come to the party, gifting chocolate to nurses in Wellington, Kenepuru and Hutt Hospitals as thanks for their hard mahi and compassionate good care of our… Read more »

Special gift for new mum’s this Mother’s Day

Today, every mum of a NICU baby and every mum who gives birth this Mother’s Day in Wellington or Kenepuru Hospitals, will receive a gorgeous handmade quilt by one of our many talented volunteer quilters.  Many thanks to all the quilters who contributed through Busy Bee Quilt Shop, and special thanks to Sue Grimwood, Shanon… Read more »

Rotary District 9940 fund hi-tech paediatric medical equipment

In addition to the two whanau spaces in the new children’s hospital, the hard working members of Rotary District 9940 have also kindly agreed to raise funds for a Portable Ultrasound Machine. This will be an essential and much needed piece of medical equipment for the Te Wao Nui Child Health Service team.  One of… Read more »

Wellington Children’s Hospital to benefit from Gala Ball

Covid has shown us all just how much hospitality, music and entertainment are the beating heart of our city. Get ready to dial up the buzz and expect the unexpected from Wellington’s chefs, bartenders, baristas, hoteliers, musicians, entertainers and performers, wine makers, craft brewers, artists and bakers who are creating an amazing  Eat, Drink, Play… Read more »

Regional support for new children’s hospital

Bill Day, Chair of the Foundation, enjoys travelling the region speaking with our incredible supporters.  As a local lad, he was delighted to be able to attend a meeting of the Whakatu Rotary Club in Nelson to update members on the new children’s hospital.  Rotary Clubs throughout our region are fundraising $400,000 to outfit and… Read more »